Sorry to be late, but I’ve been pretending to work most of today, and, at my advancing age, I am obliged to pay social visits to my doctors in order to keep their spirits up in these difficult times. I want them to treat me even when they are told that conservative white males over a certain age should be told to take ibuprofin and shut up.
If I had been free to blog earlier, I would have added my voice to those, starting with Kathryn, who praised the president’s dignified trip to Dover Air Force Base to comfort the families of our fallen, and honor the dead. It was well done, and the right thing to do, and I’m delighted.
Moreover, he has continued his regular visits to the wounded vets at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval. I had worried, in the first days of his presidency, that he might use these occasions as photo ops and promos for his presidency, but he has not.
Morale of our soldiers suffers when he dithers, and soars when they see he understands and honors them. Which he clearly does. Good on him.